The Ardyne is a beautiful Victorian Villa and many original features have been retained to add to the authentic atmosphere. Our bedrooms have been refurbished to a high standard.
We love to chat with future guests. Give us a ring to discuss a booking and we can also tell you about eating out choices, travel details and things to do on Bute
Bute has a lot to offer no matter what your interest. Try some fishing on a loch, visit our stately home, do some hillwalking or just relax with a book and take in the view.
Jane, Kenny and Skye moved to the Isle of Bute in June 2021 taking on the Ardyne Guest House, a well established bed and breakfast on the outskirts of Rothesay. They spend their free time exploring the island with their two dogs Alfie and Elsie, enjoying viewing the wildlife and ever changing scenery on this small but beautiful island.
See & Do
Pubs & Bars
- The Black Bull
Opposite the ferry pier. Friendly pub serving fine ales and lovely pub grub
- The Golfers Bar
A busy, friendly bar with a unique snug in the window for groups of friends
Restaurants & Cafes
- Harry Haw’s
Tasty food & cocktails in this contemporary restaurant in the centre of Rothesay opposite the castle.
- The Ettrick Bay Cafe
Beachside cafe on one of the sandiest beaches on the island. Come and try their amazing cakes.
- CaleDonia Coffeehouse & Bistro
A cosy cafe with a touch of Gallic charm open for breakfast lunch and dinner in Port Bannatyne.
Super friendly vegan cafe with music.
- The India Pavilion
Rothesay’s curry house. The vindaloo is as hot as you’d imagine but tasty.
- Mount Stuart House
A fantastic gothic mansion built by the 3rd Marquess of Bute in the later 19th century. Sitting in 300 acres of beautiful gardens the interior of this house needs to be seen to be believed.
- The Victorian Toilets
Situated on the pier these working loos are all polished brass, exotic marble and glass cisterns.
- Bute Museum
A lovely little museum positioned just behind Rothesay Castle. Run entirely by volunteers the museum displays Bute’s history from the neolithic to the 20th century. Local fauna is represented too in the form of some fine taxidermy…
- Rothesay Castle
This unique, for Scotland, castle has a large moat and a great hall. There’s also a dungeon! Ransacked by the Duke of Argyll it’s still an impressive ruin!
Biking , Hiking & Fishing
Bute is perfect for cycling. The circuit of the island on our quiet roads is about 21 miles and none of the hills are too taxing. There are also options for shorter circular routes. Rothesay also has a well equipped bike shop should you need some spares or your bike succumbs to a bit of fatigue.
There are plenty of lovely beaches for a seaside stroll. For the more ambitious we have the West Island Way, a marked trail that runs the length of the island. More details at www.westislandway.co.uk
There is sea fishing off the piers if you want to try for some mackerel. Inland there are lochs to catch rainbow trout and pike. The largest one, Loch Fad is perfect for aspiring fly fishers whilst the more experienced can try Loch Quien for the elusive Brown trout.
The Ardyne Guest House
38 Mountstuart Road
Tel : 07894 576 407
Find the Ardyne
The Ardyne is only a few mins by car/taxi from the ferry terminal in Rothesay. In fact, if you are travelling on the Wemyss Bay – Rothesay ferry you’ll pass right by us as you approach the pier.
To get to us turn left at the traffic lights as you exit the ferry terminal and drive around the bay for about 1 mile. We are in the row of Victorian villas about 150m after the entrance to Bogany Road. If you click on and drag the little yellow man symbol on the map below and drop him adjacent to the pink marker on the map, you can get your bearings in Google Streetview.